Jean Cocteau and the Testament of Orpheus

Jean Cocteau and the Testament of Orpheus

by Lucien Clergue
     
 

French director, poet, novelist, dramatist, and illustrator Jean Cocteau is known for being one of the most versatile and diversely talented artists of the twentieth century. Testament of Orpheus is a photographic journal and tribute to Cocteau's final film of the same name. Lucien Clergue was a close friend of Cocteau's and a photographer on the set of the…  See more details below

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French director, poet, novelist, dramatist, and illustrator Jean Cocteau is known for being one of the most versatile and diversely talented artists of the twentieth century. Testament of Orpheus is a photographic journal and tribute to Cocteau's final film of the same name. Lucien Clergue was a close friend of Cocteau's and a photographer on the set of the film. He captures the essential scenes and symbols from the movie and provides a moving portrait of the poet as well as an intriguing elaboration on Cocteau's cinema as well as on surrealism and the Myth of Orpheus.

Author Biography: Photographer Lucien Clergue has had one-man exhibitions of his work worldwide, and his photographs are included in many major museums. He is the founder of the annual Festival of Photography in Arles, and has published over a dozen books in his native France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670892587
Publisher:
Studio
Publication date:
08/23/2001
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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